[OT] Postscript and PDF Printing Puzzlement

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We need to publish technical drawings as pdf documents i.e. convert dxf to 

So, experimenting in a small way first, I prepared the outline of a drawing 
border, 15mm in from the edge of A4 landscape paper, using qcad.

qcad appears to export to everything except pdf, so I set the proper paper 
size, centred it and told it to print to a file, creating print2.ps

Converted the postscript file to pdf, after discovering somewhere using google 
the trick to get a properly A4 sized pdf:-

ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 print2.ps

Opening these files by clicking on then in konqueror, they look like identical 
documents. A rectangle perfectly centred on an A4 sheet.

Now the mystery. If I tell konqueror to print, the rectangle is the correct 
size but shifted down the sheet by about 8mm. Same result with both the 
postscript and the pdf files. Any idea why it shifts the rectangle down the 

I have here, an Epson Stylus Photo 950 which I know is capable of printing to 
all edges of the paper. The pdf file is tiny, so I've attached it for anybody 
who is interested to look at.


Dave F

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Attachment: print2.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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